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ThermaChoice III Under Local Sedation in the Office Setting

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00420264
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 11, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 14, 2013
Ethicon, Inc.
Information provided by:
Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogynecology Institute of Michigan

Brief Summary:
Investigational study to determine if an endometrial ablation for heavy uterine bleeding, can be tolerated in the office setting without the use of intravenous medication.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Heavy Uterine Bleeding Device: Uterine Ablation

Detailed Description:
A safe and effective treatment , called endometrial ablation, has been used in a hospital setting under general anesthesia for the treatment of heavy uterine bleeding. This study will evaluate if patients would tolerate the same procedure in an office setting using local anesthetics and common pain medication. This study will include twenty patients.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 21 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Feasibility of Using Gynecare Thermachoice III in the Office Setting Without Conscious Sedation
Study Start Date : November 2005
Primary Completion Date : June 2008
Study Completion Date : May 2009

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Vaginal Bleeding
U.S. FDA Resources

Intervention Details:
    Device: Uterine Ablation
    Uterine Ablation in the office setting to see if the procedure is tolerated w/o sedation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Tolerability of Uterine Ablation in the office setting [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Heavy uterine bleeding

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Uterine or cervical cancer
  • Unable to tolerate office hysteroscopy
  • Uterine fibroid tumors that distort endometrial cavity
  • Uterine cavity greater than 12 cm
  • Patients with hyperplasia or premalignant changes of the endometrium
  • Active genital or urinary tract infections
  • Intrauterine device
  • Pregnant or want to become pregnant

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00420264

United States, Michigan
Grand Valley Gynecologists, PC
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, 49506
Sponsors and Collaborators
Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogynecology Institute of Michigan
Ethicon, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Jason B Bennett, MD Grand Valley Gynecologists, PC

Responsible Party: Jason B. Bennett, MD, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogynecology Institute of Michigan
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00420264     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ThermaChoice III
First Posted: January 11, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 14, 2013
Last Verified: August 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uterine Hemorrhage
Uterine Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Pathologic Processes